We like to think that summer is the best time of year. Everyone crawls out of their winter holes of despair and braves the outside once more, and suddenly you realise Chicago has twice the population you thought it did. There are barbecues in parks and on rooftops, and your poor pallid skin is finally allowed to soak up some vitamin D. Who could ask for more?
Every year, though, summer also comes as an unwelcome reminder to women that not everyone is willing to allow us to enjoy the heat in peace. More people on the streets often also means a rise in cat calls and street harassment, which makes those days warm enough to wear short shorts or a summer dress into days of discomfort and self questioning, instead of the celebration that it should be.
While we have not quite worked out how to eradicate all street harassment just yet, we've taken the time to make this top ten playlist of feminist and anti-street harassment tunes that will get you pumped up so you can walk right past those douchebags with your head held high, or turn around and tell them just where to go.
Stream the mix to the right.